The Brains blog invites philosophers and academics in other relevant disciplines to act as a commentator for our upcoming symposium, the second in our series on papers published in the journal Neuroethics. The target paper by Kevin Tobia (Yale) is titled “Personal Identity, Direction of Change, and Neuroethics” (abstract below). We are looking for short (1,000-2,000 […]

Here is a draft of a book chapter on US chemical castration statutes I’m working up for this book edited by the great and indefatigable Nicole Vincent. Comments welcome!

I’m helping to organize a new series of symposia on papers published in the journal Neuroethics over at Brains Blog. The first symposium has been published, and I highly recommend that anyone interested in cognitive enhancement (particularly moral enhancement) and personal identity take a look. The target article, by Farah Focquaert and Maartje Schermer, argues that […]

I just posted the paper I was working through during my stint at the Flickers of Freedom blog on the academia website. It is in final draft form, to be published some time next year as a chapter in an OUP volume edited by fantastic legal scholars Dennis Patterson and Michael Pardo. Comments are most […]

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The blog Brains (www.philosophyofbrains.com) invites an early career philosopher (graduate student, post-doc, or person who earned their PhD in the past five years) to act as a commentator for symposia on articles appearing in the journal Neuroethics. The symposia will be similar to ones the blog has run the past two years on papers from […]

Riots have broken out in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, who died due to injuries he received while being transported in a police van. Gray was not buckled in, but was in handcuffs and leg irons, and may have been given a “rough ride,” meaning the police van was driven with […]

I’m a bit late with this announcement, but Bill Hirstein, Tyler Fagan and I are thrilled to be recipients of a Philosophy of Self-Control sub-grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control project is funded by the Templeton Foundation and headed by Al Mele (Florida State University). You can read all […]

Here is the poster for the talk I’ll be giving to the Mind and Moral Psychology Working Group (University of Michigan) in a week or so. All are welcome!

CALL FOR PAPERS Philosophy, law and neuroscience. Paradigms of mens rea: the voluntariness criterion in the criminal law 8 – 9 June 2015 | EUI | Florence, Italy THE CONFERENCE – Cognitive capacity is the ability to understand what the law requires. Volitional capacity is the ability or power to conform one’s actions to the […]